Red Apples for teachers are due by December 16

Above: Southborough students gift their teacher with a Red Apple. (photo cropped from past flyer)

Are you looking for a creative teacher gift? Instead of yet another mug or Christmas ornament, why not give Southborough teachers the resources they need to be creative and innovative. Give your child’s teacher a “Red Apple”.

Red Apples are donations made to the Southborough Education Foundation in the name of a teacher or staff member. The program is a major fundraiser for SEF which provides grants to Southborough educators. With your contribution, you’ll help support innovative educational programs for your child. 

SEF pitches:

Recognize a teacher or staff member and support your child’s education by purchasing a Red Apple Award. Your donation funds grants that provide our children innovative learning initiatives outside of the standard curriculum. Contributions are tax-deductible and meet the teacher gift-giving provisions of the State Ethics Commission.

Thanks to SEF, Neary kids can use their imaginations to build
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One example of a grant made by SEF earlier this year was the Imagination Playground at Neary. (Click here to see more about that on Facebook.)

Other recent investments include the Story Walk at Finn School, a Book creator app for Woodward, a “Think Board” for Trottier, and Podcast equipment for Algonquin. A complete list of grants funded can be found on the SEF website.

Here’s how the Red Apple program works. Make your donation online or by mail. Designate which teacher or staff member you want the award to go to, and they’ll receive a certificate with your child’s name on it. You decide the amount of the donation – it won’t be printed on the certificate. Your contribution can honor more than one teacher or staff member.

The last day to order a Red Apple Award for the holidays is Monday, December 16. Click here to donate online or open the pdf form here.

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